Matt talks about his latest LM Labs project: the Uberwing, a scaled up version of Flite Test's Versa Wing. Give Matt your feedback on the project page:
The Auto(R) Futu(R)Vision Design Challenge has just launched, and we are really excited to be working with ZBrush, Boonar Studio, Auto(R) and Cardesign.ru for an amazing design challenge around a really fun topic. We have an incredibly talented judging panel that will play a role in selecting the winners at the end of the challenge. We have reached out to some of the best designers in the industry; we will be revealing the judges every two days.
Here are the first two judges:
Scott Robertson: Designer, Author, Publisher
Scott Robertson is undeniably one of the most powerful forces the car design and concept design industry these days. While he may not be designing the latest super cars, what makes him such a powerful force is his love for education and his consistent sharing of education through his tutorials and his books. He just recently published How to Draw and is working on finishing up How to Render, two extremely thorough books that cover basic to advanced methods for transforming your ideas into beautiful sketches and renderings. He has also published books of his own work, and has worked with other designers in the industry to publish their works through Design Studio Press. Scott was a judge in Terra Prix 2085, and we are extremely lucky to have him on the jury!
Vasilatos Ianis: Designer, LM Community Member
Vasilatos Ianis has been a member of the Local Motors design community since 2011, and has been extremely active almost every day since he joined. He has inspired many designers in the community with his incredible work, both in 3D and with his 2D sketching and rendering skills. Ianis is true force in the community, both a leader and an incredible mentor and he has won several design challenges, or placed in the podium. In addition to this, he is the designer behind the Local Motors Ariel Cruiser which will go into production in the next few months. When selecting jury members, it was only natural that we would want one of the best from the Local Motors community to have a say, and because of the incredible contributions from Ianis, we are excited to have him on the jury.
Check out the Auto(R) Futu(R)Vision Design Challenge and stay tuned for the next five jury members to be announced starting next Monday!
Ianis Vasilatos, designer of the Local Motors Cruiser, Skypes in to see live development on the transmission. LM Labs has been testing a Q-Matic transmission which is a bit larger than the original transmission. If there's a change in size, then Ianis may decide to design a new transmission cover. Join the discussion.
Still new to the company, hear from Wally, the Local Motors Upholstery Expert on the detailed stitching on the Local Motors Racer seat, and other projects he'll be working on:
Corey talks about why the band brake isn't working for the Cruiser, and what kind of brake we're now testing that will still preserve the integrity of the motorized bike: